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Leaked Tape Brouhaha …Court adjourns case to May 27

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The Commercial Court 1 Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Kwame Adibu has adjourned to 27 May 2019, the hearing of a case in which a leaked tape captured Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the national chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), giving his blessings to party communicators to attack the Electoral Commission Chairperson and the Chairman of the National Peace Council.

The adjournment was necessitated by the late filing of some substantial evidence by the Attorney General for the prosecution.

The Attorney General filed documents including a caution statement, charge statement, witness statement, forensic report, CD’s and transcript of the alleged audio at the registry of the court on Monday morning.

Background

A leaked audio purported to be the voice of Mr Ofosu-Ampofo in a meeting with NDC communicators had him saying: “We’re going to take her [Chairperson of the Electoral Commission] to the cleaners.”

“As for the EC Chair, we must wage a relentless war on this EC Chair. Me, she doesn’t want to see my face,” Mr Ofosu-Ampofo is alleged to have said.

In the audio, he also gave his blessing to the party communicators to insult the Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante, the Chairman of the National Peace Council.

“For the first time, I’ll endorse insulting the National Peace Council Chair,” he said.

The alleged meeting between Mr Ofosu-Ampofo and NDC communicators was aimed at planning strategies ahead of the 2020 general election.

When the issue of the leaked tape went viral, the NDC described it as concocted and false.

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